?Thirty pieces of silver for Cowboy Tony Dorsett, who called teammate Randy White Captain Scab after White crossed the line, and then crossed the line himself a week later.
?Newspaper clippings describing how, on the day before the strike ended, Rams coach John Robinson tried to sneak 13 veterans onto the eligible roster for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Problem was, most of the 13 had no intention of coming back, which was too bad, because their names were carried by the news wires as "defectors" as the result of Robinson's action.
?A videotape of the ultimate scab-ball play: A New Orleans Saint Elsewhere quarterback throws a bomb that's picked off by an Also-Ram safety, who returns it to the Saint Elsewheres' 40 and then flips it to another Also-Ram, who goes 10 more yards before fumbling, whereupon the ball is picked up by that same Saint Elsewhere quarterback, who runs with it 77 yards the other way for a touchdown. Then a penalty expunges the whole mess.
?Ticket stubs from music-loving Cardinal lineman Luis Sharpe, who encouraged some workers at the Cards office to honor the players' picket line, and then crossed another union's line to attend a concert.
?A copy of Gene Upshaw's Eat Your Words and Lose, Lose, Lose diet book. The regimen: Convince ambivalent players to hold out for free agency; don't get it; ask for changes in pension and severance pay; don't get it; settle for binding arbitration; don't get it; settle for mediation; don't get it; settle for an extension of the old contract; don't get it; refuse to bring your players in without a contract; bring them in, but not in time to be paid that week. After this, even Ed Garvey looks good.
Take all this stuff, load it into the time capsule, seal it, transport it by special convoy to a backyard in Whittier, Calif., where the earth will probably open up and swallow it, and we'll never have to look at the sorry mess again.